Making Wire Jewelry with Rena
video by Rena Klingenberg.
The easy way to make a wrapped wire loop – an important technique for making high-quality, durable jewelry.
For this wrapped wire loop practice session, you’ll need:
- A piece of wire that’s 4 to 6 inches (10.16 to 15.24 cm) long. In this video I’m using 20-gauge round soft copper wire. Since this is a practice project, there’s no need to use expensive wire like sterling or 14k gf.
- Round nose pliers.
- Flat nose pliers.
- Wire cutter.
- Chain nose pliers.
Why Make Wrapped Wire Loops
Instead of Plain Wire Loops?
A wrapped wire loop can’t come open accidentally, so it’s much more secure than a plain wire loop.
I always use wrapped loops when I make jewelry, unless the wire I’m using is too thick to wrap or there’s a specific reason for using a plain wire loop that can come open again.
It takes only a few extra seconds to make a durable, professional-looking wrapped loop instead of a plain loop.
I think it’s worth that small amount of extra time to make higher quality jewelry components.
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Want to Learn the Basics of
Designing Your Own Wire Jewelry?
In my Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components video class, you’ll learn how to get great ideas for wire jewelry designs – and then follow my easy system for turning those ideas into successful pieces of jewelry.
By the end of this online video class, you’ll be designing and making your own artistic earwires, clasps, connectors, and pendant bails.
You’ll also learn my tips for making wire jewelry more easily, with more professional looking results.